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Scripture: Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. Luke 18:21 NIV Comment: In our early marriage my husband and I found it hard to pray together. We couldn’t seem to settle into a prayer rhythm that worked for us. During those years I mostly prayed alone or with...

Scripture: ‘I hate divorce,’ says the God of Israel…. Malachi 2:16a Comment: The floodwaters rise and things sink – cars, houses. Relationships. We’ve just seen another friend’s marriage disappear down a sinkhole. Anguish on all sides. Blame flying around, not always accepted when it should be. Divorce can be rationalised all you want, but it blows a huge hole in...

Scripture: Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil. 1 Thess 5: 19-22 NASB Comment: Unlike many houses in the UK, ours doesn’t have a name. I think ‘Holdfast’ would be a good one. A sign with that name would remind...

Scripture: Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 NIV UK Comment: Recently our family borrowed a river boat and spent a day travelling along a stretch of the Thames. For most of us, six adults and two small children, it was our first experience of navigating through locks. All hands...

Scripture: You are the one who put me together inside my mother’s body, and I praise you because of the wonderful way you created me. Everything you do is marvellous. Of this I have no doubt. Psalm 139.13-14 (CEV) Comment: Reports state that crime levels are falling at the moment and one of the reasons could be due to the...

Scripture: Listen, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength….Repeat [these commands] again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed...

Scripture: … we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people…. So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvellously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go...

Scripture: And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body.’ Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you.’ Matthew 26:26-27 NKJV Comment: Grain must be ground, baked into bread and then...

Scripture: ‘Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you.’ Rev 3:20 MSG Comment: How seldom it happens these days – the good old-fashioned family meal, sitting down together once a day over food, all phones silenced. It may...

Scripture: Walk straight, act right, tell the truth. Don’t hurt your friend, don’t blame your neighbour; despise the despicable. Psalm 15:2-4 MSG Comment: It’s so easy. And almost fun. ‘Why didn’t you…?’ ‘If only you had….’ ‘Who left the milk sitting out?…’ Once we start firing blame-bullets at each other, someone’s going to get hurt. Sometimes it feels like we’re...